A Message from Leeway’s Executive Director

Welcome to Leeway, founded in 1995 by the late great Catherine Kennedy. Catherine, a graduate from the School of Management at Yale University had a vision and dream to care for the individuals and families suffering with the HIV/AIDS virus in the New Haven Community. Leeway is a licensed (30) bed chronic nursing facility with (30) Residential Care Beds and (41) Units of Housing.We are the sole facility in Connecticut that serves only individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Today, Leeway Inc serves, cares for, and gives a second chance at life to all of our residents. As you will see on all our communications, “HOPE happened at Leeway”.

The Doctors, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants, Physical Therapist, all other clinical staff, Admissions staff, Business office staff, Chaplin office, Environmental Associates, Dietary Associates and Security Associates are all part of a team that truly keeps hope alive at Leeway. Despite our long history of serving residents throughout the Connecticut area and surrounding states, many of you don’t know that we are here and can help.

HIV/AIDS has attacked all levels of our communities at every socioeconomic strata and continues to leave its mark. The good news is that the treatment of HIV/AIDS has transformed the disease from fatal to chronic. That means that we now have the ability to treat HIV/AIDS successfully and at Leeway we see the miracles of treatment happening every day.

We provide many services at Leeway to support our residents’ needs. Besides excellent direct clinical care we have many services for addictions. We also provide supportive housing for the community and many of our Leeway Alumni. If you have not visited Leeway, I hope that you take a moment to learn more about Leeway as we are today and how we can help you and your loved ones.

Leeway is fully accredited by the State of Connecticut and maintains the strongest dedication to providing both quality of care and quality of life for our patients and residents. This is why we say, “HOPE happens at Leeway.” These are not just words to us; it is our mission, our vision and our commitment.


Jay Katz
Executive Director Leeway Inc.


Catherine Kennedy, Founder of Leeway

Catherine Kennedy, Founder of Leeway

“The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt.” – Frederick Buechner.

It is the rare individual that recognizes a need in their community and immediately takes action to find a solution. In those instances where a response to a community crisis is given, it is rare to find the legacy of an individual and an entire organization so many years later still answering the call of that need. Catherine Kennedy has forever left her imprint on the community with the founding of Leeway. Read more.

Catherine singlehandedly changed the world. Support Leeway and help her legacy continue to touch individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

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